1. John Legend retains the easygoing grace of a performer fit for any stage — even a tiny one.
Watch John Legend play NPR’s Tiny Desk, including “Move” from the 12 Years a Slave soundtrack.

    John Legend retains the easygoing grace of a performer fit for any stage — even a tiny one.

    Watch John Legend play NPR’s Tiny Desk, including “Move” from the 12 Years a Slave soundtrack.

  2. Since Bill Withers’ first single became a breakout hit in 1971, he’s recorded nine albums, and all of them are now available on a new box set. Oliver Wang has a review and a list of cover songs, including one by John Legend and The Roots.
Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

    Since Bill Withers’ first single became a breakout hit in 1971, he’s recorded nine albums, and all of them are now available on a new box set. Oliver Wang has a review and a list of cover songs, including one by John Legend and The Roots.

    Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images